Sensors, Actuators

Top 5 Control Engineering articles December 17-23

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, 2019 System Integrator Giants, automating a manual valve, temperature measurement, and P&ID diagrams were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 17-23, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra December 24, 2018
Figure 1: Most modern ball valves have pre-drilled mounting holes for actuation. Courtesy: Cross Co

The top 5 most read articles online, from Dec. 17-23 for Control Engineering covered the Engineers’ Choice finalists, 2019 System Integrator Giants, automating a manual valve, temperature measurement, and P&ID diagrams. Links to each article below.

1. Vote now for 2019 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media’s New Products for Engineers platform.

2. System Integrator Giants 2019

Three new companies joined the 2019 System Integrator Giants list in a year when most of the world’s top 100 integration companies saw overall business growth.

3. How to automate an existing manual valve

Automating an existing valve instead of replacing it can save time and reduce costs.

4. Temperature measurement with RTDs, thermocouples

Process sensing: The most common process sensor measurement is temperature and resistance temperature detectors (RTDs), and thermocouples are the most widely used sensors for industrial temperature measurements. See 11 summary tips for temperature sensor selection.

5. Empower P&IDs to connect operations, maintenance, and engineering

Access marked-up piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) from a worksite mobile device.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Dec. 17-23, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.

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Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Production Editor, Control Engineering, CFE Media